Maritime & Fisheries News

Government Europa brings you the latest Maritime & Fisheries News from across the field of European Government Policy.

EcoPorts sustainability report 2017

Ushering in the sustainable tide for ports

Isabelle Ryckbost, secretary general of ESPO, discusses the findings of ESPO’s 2017 Sustainability Report and how the green transition within shipping can be overseen. The...
ING and EIB support European maritime shipping projects

EIB and ING to fund European maritime shipping projects

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and ING have agreed a €300m investment to support European maritime shipping projects. Each institution will contribute €150m to a...
Women in Maritime Taskforce holds its first meeting

Women in Maritime Taskforce holds first meeting

The British Ports Association’s Women in Maritime Taskforce convened its first meeting yesterday to discuss gender equality in the maritime sector. The Women in Maritime...
Maritime UK warns of permanent 20 mile-long traffic jam post Brexit © Highways England

Maritime UK warns of permanent 20 mile-long traffic jam post-Brexit

David Dingle, the chair of Maritime UK, has urged the UK government to invest in rail and road infrastructure to prevent a permanent 20...
Commissioner Günther Oettinger’s proposed cuts to the EU’s long-term budget have proved controversial

Cuts to cohesion policy in EU’s long-term budget cause controversy

The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) and others have expressed dismay at proposed cuts to cohesion policy funding in the EU’s long-term budget...
High sulphur shipping fuel ban welcomed by CAA © NASA/Kathryn Hansen

CAA welcomes high sulphur shipping fuel ban

The Clean Arctic Alliance (CAA) has welcomed the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) moves towards a ban on vessels carrying high sulphur shipping fuel. The ban...
Kitack Lim welcomed liquefied natural gas for shipping projects © International Maritime Organization

IMO and EBRD sign agreement on liquefied natural gas for shipping

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on sustainability projects,...
Migrants rescued off UK coast © Dave Conner

Two arrested after migrant rescue off UK coast

Border Force, the UK’s frontline border control organisation, has arrested two men after rescuing nine migrants from a small vessel in the English Channel. The...
Michel Barnier © Toms Norde, Valsts kanceleja

How will Brexit affect Europe’s maritime regions?

The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) has met with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, to try to mitigate the impact on...
French fishermen protest electric pulse fishing © David B. Gleason

Protest erupts in Calais over pulse fishing

Fishermen in the French ports of Calais and Boulogne have launched a protest against electric pulse fishing. The fishermen are protesting the practice – which...

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